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Christopher Wolstenholme
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Muse Bassist Chris Wolstenholme Shares Thoughts on ’2nd Law,’ Personal Demons, Band Credibility + More

U.K. rockers Muse have become one of the biggest bands in the world, selling out arenas on a regular basis. After releasing their sixth studio album The 2nd Law late last year, the trio have embarked on a worldwide tour in support of the record. Bassist Christopher Wolstenholme shared his thoughts on fans' early perception of The 2nd Law, singing lead for the first time and more in an exclusive interview with GRD.

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Brian 'Head' Welch
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Brian ‘Head’ Welch on Reuniting With Korn: ‘Hearts Change and Reconciliation Is Now’

One of modern rock music's biggest talking points of 2013 is the status of Brian 'Head' Welch within his former band Korn. After surprising the 2012 Carolina Rebellion Festival by joining the band onstage for a performance of 'Blind,' Welch is now set to play several shows with Korn in 2013, including high profile gigs at Rock on the Range in Ohio and the Rock Im Park and Rock Am Ring fests in Germany.

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Mark Tremonti Talks Alter Bridge, Future Solo Project Plans + More With Loudwire Radio

The man of many bands, guitarist Mark Tremonti, will be the special guest on this weekend's Loudwire Radio show with host Mike 'Sandman' Sanders. The rocker took the time to discuss his solo band, Creed and Alter Bridge.

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Testament’s Chuck Billy Talks Current Tour, Touring with Metallica, Upcoming Live CD/DVD and More!

Time for another Metalhead Ned interview here at WGRD! When I heard that Thrash Metal legends Testament were coming to town (tomorrow in fact), I knew what I had to do...I had to somehow grab an interview with the beast known as Chuck Billy of Testament.

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Three Days Grace
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Three Days Grace Look Toward Future Post-Adam Gontier

It's been almost two months since former Three Days Grace vocalist Adam Gontier abruptly parted ways with the band he helped create 20 years ago. Despite the singer's departure, the rest of Three Days Grace decided to move forward and recruited My Darkest Days frontman Matt Walst, brother of bassist Brad Walst, as their temporary new singer for the time being. The band sat down with us during their stop at the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek last night (February 13) to talk about their future, and how fans have stayed in their corner during uncertain times.

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George Salisbury
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Flaming Lips Discuss Super Bowl Commercial, Call It a ‘Really Painless Experience’

Although Beyoncé is the big-name performer at this year’s Super Bowl, the Flaming Lips will be part of the action, too, thanks to the band’s appearance in a commercial for Hyundai.

The Oklahoma City rockers wrote a classic-sounding new song, ‘Sun Blows Up Today,’ for the spot, which includes footage of the band performing in unusual places, and their confetti-spewing tour bus.

“It was a really painless experience,” Lips multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd tells Diffuser.fm.

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Stone Sour Drummer Roy Mayorga Discusses Recovery from Stroke

Stone Sour are enjoying some of their greatest success to date with the two-part album 'House of Gold & Bones,' and drummer Roy Mayorga is very happy to be part of it. Back in 2011, Mayorga suffered a stroke and there was concern about whether or not he would be able to continue, but the musician is happy to report he's recovered.

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Ozzy Osbourne Discusses Black Sabbath’s Tumultuous History + His Public Perception

On the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Black Sabbath release ‘Vol. 4,’ Ozzy Osbourne reflected with a popular radio show on the band’s legendary career, while also touching on an array of subjects from being vilified by the general public to his struggles with drugs and alcohol throughout his career.

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Big Wreck’s Ian Thornley Discusses Band’s Revival, ‘Albatross’ Album + Velvet Revolver Audition

Hailing from Canada, Big Wreck showed plenty of promise in the late '90s and early 2000s, but after their sophomore set slumped the band members decided to part ways. Now, a full decade later, singer Ian Thornley reached out to his longtime friend and cohort Brian Doherty and by opening the lines of communication, his onetime guitarist returned and a surprise resurrection of Big Wreck followed.

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Deuce Says He Feels Liberated With ‘Nine Lives’ Solo Release in Exclusive Interview

The music industry can be a tough and cutthroat business at times. You can feel like you're on top of the world with your crew and then have it all come crashing down moments later. Los Angeles, Calif. native Deuce enjoyed much success with Hollywood Undead before things got ugly. The artist/producer and his former bandmates didn't split on good terms, but Deuce has put that behind him. The singer sat down with us to talk about his new album, Nine Lives, life after Hollywood Undead and more.

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Lzzy Hale on Halestorm’s Grammy Nomination: ‘It’s a Personal Victory for the Four of Us’

It's been a massive year for Halestorm and they're ending 2012 with a bang! It was just announced that the group and their song 'Love Bites (So Do I)' off of their latest album 'The Strange Case Of...' were nominated in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category for the upcoming 55th annual Grammy Awards, taking place Feb. 10, 2013, in Los Angeles.

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Charlie Benante of Anthrax
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Anthrax’s Charlie Benante on 2013 Grammy Nomination: ‘It Was Just Complete Shock’

Many congratulations are in order for each band nominated for Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance for the upcoming 55th annual Grammy Awards. Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Halestorm, Marilyn Manson and Lamb of God have been nominated, along with a rejuvenated Anthrax, who scored a nod for the song 'I'm Alive.' We were able to talk with Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante earlier today (Dec. 6) to gauge his reaction and get some insight into what the nomination means to him.

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